Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.
The drillship Petromar North Sea, will be auctioned on November 1, in Singapore Harbor, it was announced by Max Rouse & Sons, Inc., Los Angeles auctioneers handling the sale. Owned by Petromarine Drilling Co., the 380-foot vessel was built by Bethlehem
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) of Singapore has expanded its operations in the United States with the appointment of a U.S. representative. Lovie and Company, Inc. of Houston, spearheaded by Peter M. Lovie, has been selected by FELS
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.
Two Bethlehem Steel Corporation shipyards have each received contracts from Griffin-Alexander Drilling Company of Houston to build mat-supported, jackup drilling rigs at a total cost of about $70 million. One unit, the Griffin-Alexander V, will be constructed at Bethlehem's Beaumont,
Houston Offshore International, Inc., Houston, Texas, has taken delivery on two Sabine-class rigs and has ordered the Sabine V, president Jerry E. Chiles announced recently. The new rig will be built at Bethlehem Steel's Singapore shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in September 1982.
Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially
National Supply Company, major manufacturer of oilfield machinery, has promoted Virgil R. Ellis to the newly created position of product manager-production equipment. In the position, Mr. Ellis is responsible for c o o r d i n a t i n g the manufacturing and marketing of pumping units,
The People's Republic of China has ordered petroleum drilling controls and blowout preventers valued at approximately $2 million from The Rucker Company, a major producer of petroleum drilling and well production equipment. Company officials said